Thank you to all who have served.
Decoration Day or Memorial Day is a federal public holiday in the United States. Decoration Day is usually observed on the last Monday of May every year. Memorial Day 2014 is on May 26. This day is set aside to celebrate and honor United States men and women who have died serving their country in military. Memorial Day originally began to honor and celebrate Union Soldiers who died during the American Civil War. For many Americans, this day marks the start of summer. Learning institutions are usually closed on this day.
What Do People Do On This Day?
It’s customary to fly the flag of U.S at half mast from sunrise until midday. Many people visit memorials and cemeteries, particularly to celebrate those brave Americans who have died serving their country in military. Many well wishers place an American flag on each grave in state cemeteries. Decoration Day is shared with Davis Jefferson’s Birthday in Mississippi.